These Dairy-Free Lactation Cookies are the perfect snack for nursing moms. Not breastfeeding? Leave out the brewers yeast and enjoy an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie for dessert!
Just popping in to make your Monday a little better with some cookies! I’ve been lucky enough to have a pretty steady milk supply for the past 3 months while nursing Little Miss….but I did have one weekend where I woke up and felt like maybe it had dropped a bit. After a brief panic, I decided it was the perfect time to try my hand at making some lactation cookies.
I ordered some brewers yeast while I was still pregnant just to have on hand and several months later, it was still sitting untouched in the pantry. This is the kind I ordered (aff link). While it’s not guaranteed or scientifically proven to work for everyone, many nursing moms have had success with using it over the years and I figured it was worth trying out.
So I pulled it out and went to work. I added lots of oats and some flaxseed, which are also said to boost milk production, and since I’ve been limiting my dairy to see if it helps Little Miss, I used coconut oil instead of butter and some Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips. I buy them on Amazon too! (aff link)
I’ve made these cookies 3 times now. They’re perfect to have on hand for a quick snack or after dinner treat. They also freeze well so sometimes I make half the batch and then scoop the rest into balls on a tray, freeze them and then transfer to a ziploc bag so I can just pull out a few at a time and bake them.
If you have a friend who just had baby, these would be perfect to take with you when you go visit the new little one. Even if they don’t boost her supply, they still taste great! And if you’re not a nursing mama and are simply looking for a good dairy-free chocolate chip cookie, just leave out the brewers yeast, add an extra tablespoon of flax and enjoy!
Here’s how you make them:
Pretty simple right? And don’t worry….if you’re not a breastfeeding mama, you can still eat these if they’re made with brewers yeast. They’re not going to make you start producing milk or anything! And if you’re wondering if they worked for me, I would say yes. They certainly didn’t start making me produce gallons of extra milk or anything, but after eating them for a couple of days and drinking a lot of water, I felt like my supply had returned to normal.
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